We all have wounds. Some deep, some superficial. Some new. Some old. Some hidden, some obvious.
The one thing in common is the pain.
7 Things we wrongly believe sometimes about our wounds:
1. Denial - I am not wounded.
2. Shame - Can't talk about it to anyone
3. Identity - The wounds reduce who I am or what I can do
4. Blame - It is God who did this to me
5. Pride - I won't seek help
6. Hopelessness - Others can't help
7. Abandonment - If God cared He wouldn't have allowed it
Ever think any of those things? I have unfortunately. Sadly, these beliefs give your wounds more power then they deserve. We can't change the past. We can change how we view the painful realities that have touched our lives.
God heals. Pain need not last forever. Your life may not be easy, problem free, or painless but it can be abundant.
God never promised to keep us from wounds, but He did promise to be with us and to help us heal. God didn't prevent Jesus from receiving wounds. Do you think He deserved them and you don't? There is that pride again if so.
Some have wounds so deep in their soul they think they can't make it another minute. But once you are on the other side with God's help, you will have an amazing testimony. Just remember God's part in it when you reach the other side. Many forget to include Him once He has carried them through.
Remember God said in Deut 3:16: 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."